Pure Gospel Magazine March, 2019 - Page 7

Think About It

Written By: Pastor Charles W. Reese

THE BIBLE

A young Christian packing his bag for a journey said to a friend, "I have nearly finished packing. All I have to put in are a guidebook, a lamp, a mirror, a microscope, a telescope, a volume of fine poetry, a few biographies, a package of old letters, a book of songs, a sword, a hammer, and a set of tools." " But you cannot put all that into your bag," objected the friend. "Oh, yes," said the Christian. "Here it is." And he placed his Bible in the corner of the suitcase and closed the lid. Calvin Coolidge once said, "In this little Book will be found the solution to all the problems of the world."

In this one Book, are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world -God and you. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator. After all, it is not man's word about God, but God's word about man. It can be noted that men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them.

Daniel Webster observed, "If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."

After all, the book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that. If God is a reality and the soul is a reality, and you are an immortal being, what are you doing with your Bible shut?

Think about it!